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Old 08-20-2009, 02:37 PM   #11
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If Willie is able to stay Healthy I see him getting around 1500+ yards. Mendy may be a factor but that remains to be seen. I like Mendy and hope he does well but I have not seen him produce enough to say that he will be the feature back this year.
How many 29+ year old RBs in the history of the NFL have had 1500+ yards?

Priest Holmes, Tiki Barber, John Riggins, Walter Payton, Curtis Martin and Barry Sanders.

End of list.

Here's some other 29 year old RB totals

Ladanian Tomlinson 1110 yds
Eric Dickerson 1311 yds
Brian Westbrook 1338 (rushing+receiving)
Emmitt Smith 1332
Marshall Faulk 953
Shaun Alexander 896
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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ok. before the "debate" begins I'll say...

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Old 08-20-2009, 02:46 PM   #13
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Parker is about as fresh of a 29 year old as you'll find. UFN argument: neutralized as irrelevant.

What IS relevant is the fact that Mendenhall, despite the claims that he lacks explosion and "wide base bleep blop bloop" IS going to steal 1 and 2 down carries, and Moore IS the 3rd down back, so I can't see (barring injury) any back on this team getting more than 200 carries, so no back is going to gain any more than maybe 800 yards.

And I say that in a good way...
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #14
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sign him... win the SB .... then trade him... then get some high round picks for him...

or

he will be gone for no gain to us next year..
just another joey porter coming up.

really what are his options?? tough call.
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If they keep using the Parker-only rushing attack, I see him breaking 1,500 yards easy. Not because it's a contract year and not because he's had a resurgence, but because we play 10 games against teams with bottom-feeder defenses. Moore or Mendenhall could probably get 1,500 yards too. It's going to be a good year for somebody.
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I think he'll barely go over 1,000. I havent loss respect for him yet, i think he's still the feature back.
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Parker is about as fresh of a 29 year old as you'll find. UFN argument: neutralized as irrelevant.

What IS relevant is the fact that Mendenhall, despite the claims that he lacks explosion and "wide base bleep blop bloop" IS going to steal 1 and 2 down carries, and Moore IS the 3rd down back, so I can't see (barring injury) any back on this team getting more than 200 carries, so no back is going to gain any more than maybe 800 yards.

And I say that in a good way...
Is that total with, or without the "long runs"?
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Is that total with, or without the "long runs"?
I forgot about that...longs runs don't "count".

I think Parker gets 180-220 carries
Mendy gets about 150-170 carries
Moore picks up the rest (and that's where this gets tricky...how much DO we run next year?) Maybe 50? 80?

I can't see us rushing the ball more than 450 times...so say 220, 150, 50 and the rest spread between the other backs? Something like that?
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I say he at least breaks 1,000. I dont think he will hit 1,500 like some of you said, but 800 seems a bit low.

1,086................give or take a yard ot two
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Bear in mind that in his best year average-wise (not counting 2004, because he was a situational back and benefited greatly from that, ala Moore last year and Dookie, Fu, etc, etc...), he averaged 4.7 a carry (2005).

To reach 1500 yards this year at THAT average (and he only averaged 3.8 last year), he'd have to get 320 carries. There is no WAY that's gonna happen.
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